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Laurence Cottle,Englands best kept secret!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by gimmeagig, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. I just want to point everybody to Laurence Cottle's website.You can downlod a whole lot of the music of this incredible bassplayer from London.
  2. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Daytona beach, Fl
    He played with sabbath
  3. I know, but listening to his music I can't hold that against him ;)
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Great player, I started listening to him when he was in the 80's fusion band The Fents.
  5. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man

    He really is a great player though. He got an amazing sound from his Wal.
  6. Pffft... Marillion is England's best kept secret... :(((
  7. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Oakland, CA
    Cottle is the man!!

    Good of you to point folks to his site and introduce his name to people who might not know him.

    :cool: :bassist:
  8. Funkturnal


    Nov 17, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Definitely, a very fine bass player indeed. He can play the jazz, execute well, has lots of good ideas. Quality!
  9. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Yes! I love this guys playing, and I agree with his choice of first name. . .
  10. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    Oh Yeah-Laurence Cottle is no joke!!!!!!!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
  11. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    I just discovered Laurence via his work with the last edition of Bill Bruford's Earthworks, and I must say, I'm impressed. It's always a pleasure to discover a musician who clearly has chops up the ying-yang, yet only dispenses them in the service of the music. Very tasty, intelligent, solid player from what I heard; I must hear more!
  12. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    L.C a secret? :)
  13. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I'd heard the name before, but didn't know anything about his playing.

    Check out this video -- A Portrait of Jaco Pastorius from iBass magazine -- The highlight, for me, is Laurence Cottle's very capable playing and elucidation of some of the features of Jaco's music. I actually learned something (did I mention his playing?) and it gave me hope for trying to tackle certain things on an unlined fretless (not trying to start that old debate -- mine just happens to be unlined and this just happens to come at a good time for me).

    Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxqIbF4Pka8

    I know this is an old thread, but I'm using the search function, dammit!

    Edit: Looking at the video for Donna Lee on his site, it appears that his Wal fretless is, in fact, lined, albeit subtly. :)
  14. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Great player and fine Big Band arranger as well. Big hero to Janek Gwizdala as well.
  15. janekbass


    Jan 28, 2004
    New York/Los Angeles
    Founder and CEO of http://videobasslessons.tv
  16. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Thank you for chiming in, Janek! I will give that a read.

    Edit: Read it. Definitely worthwhile. I think when you get going in a career and get busy, busy, busy, it can be hard to give yourself the time and breathing space to develop. I can be hard to be aware of or open to opportunities for mentoring. I know that I feel that way sometimes. This piece is a good reminder.
  17. BassBod


    Aug 18, 2006
    Bristol, UK
    Saw him play in a pub round here years ago - fantastic experience, to see a player with so much ability burn though a jazz gig like he was just born to do it. Most down to earth "player" I've ever had the pleasure to meet. He sold me the CD in his car player..as he'd forgotten to bring any (wasn't his gig..just a pickup).